Photoshop Sketches for Painting
I often start out with sketching in Photoshop before I move on to my oil paintings. It's a great all around tool for quick colour and composition ideas. I also use Illustrator if I need precise details for gears, wheels etc.
"The Lute Player"
"Old City Express"
12" X 24"
There are several of these "sketches" which I prefer to the final oil paintings.
I really wanted to paint bright orange against the blue night sky.
Some times I do several different versions of my subject matter before
I choose the final for a painting.
I dropped the British rail logo in after the colour sketch was
done then I adjusted the perspective.
I've done a couple of these paintings, the angle intrigues me.
I've done several images of trains coming through waterfalls. I always thought it was such an interesting visual. This one was left at the sketch stage.
Colour rough for "Working Late"
I started this one in oils on masonite board but wasn't happy with the results.
I was originally going to keep this one solely as a Photoshop
illustration but decide to do a version in oils: "Silent Steam".
Sometimes the colours work better in Photoshop.
I started then sketch for this painting but when I roughed out the colour version I lost interest
The composition was a little too static.
I like both versions of this one.
Colour sketch for "Northern Express"